After an exhaustive search of properties suitable for my wife and two young boys during a holiday to Copenhagen, I chose the Strand. I looked at almost every location (Islands Brygge, Norrebro, etc); property type (International Name Brands, smaller boutiques, apartels, etc and finally pulled the trigger because of the price and proximity to all the main sights of Copenhagen.
The hotel was offering heavily discounted rates for the Easter week. I booked my reservation several months prior and found even greater discounts as long as I pre-purchased the rooms (no refunds or cancellations).
For my needs, the location could not be beat. Walking distance to NyHaven , Stroget, the Metro, but far enough from any crowds. The hotel is on a quiet street facing a peaceful canal across Cristianshavn. Many non-touristy restaurants are within several meters of the property.
I initially reserved a lower tier room, but was then emailed and offered an upgrade for a reasonable fee. I took the bait. It was well worth it. The room I got was a fairly large sun-drenched suite directly fronting the canal, with one entire wall full of windows. The main bed for my wife and I was equivalent to a Queen size by American standards. The kids were in a fold out sofa that was made up already when we checked in.
The bathroom was sized generously as well, done in class marble and granite replete with "his and her" sinks, heated floors, bathtub and shower combo, and the typical shampoo, conditioner, shower amenities. My wife is very picky about cleanliness, and she was impressed.
Our rate included daily breakfast which had quite a variety of options. I could have had just a croissant and danish butter everyday, and I would have been happy! They were THAT good. But there was so much more to try, like the cold cuts and cheeses. There were no "international options" during my stay, e.g. no bacon, no pancakes, no fried potatoes but I was not expecting such any way.
Only shortcomings during my stay had to do with the level of housekeeping service. Almost everyday, there were little things here and there that were not tidied up in the room. For instance, although the coffee cups in the room were replaced, the used cups were not removed. This happened EVERY day. Another example: old newspapers left near the garbage can were clearly meant to be discarded, but they were still there by the time we checked out.
Overall, the Strand offered the best place to stay for a holiday in Copenhagen with my family. I would choose this property again when we return to Denmark.
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